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Focusing with Parts, Body Cards, and the 8 Cs of Self-Leadership

November 24, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Eastern Time
An Online Class Facilitated by Annette Dubreuil

Part of The Focusing Highlights Series

(Class will be recorded for participants. No special computer skill or equipment required.)

This workshop crosses Focusing with parts (or ego states), using:

  • Jan Winhall’s Felt Sense Experience Model, which helps us understand the neurobiology behind our parts, and
  • Richard Schwartz’s Internal Family Systems (IFS), which helps us understand the roles that these parts play: wounded, protectors, and grounded.

Richard has named the grounded part the Self. The Self is always there, underneath our other parts. It is calm, curious, clear, compassionate, confident, creative, courageous, and connected—the eight Cs.

Annette will be sharing some of her parts, illustrated on body cards—a tool to record our felt sense of a part or a Focusing session. She will then share how her parts fit into her story, illustrated on a timeline. Building a cohesive narrative of one’s life is essential to healing wounded parts, freeing them to return to their original purpose. And calling on our eight C's catalyzes this process.

Workshop activities include discovering the felt sense of each of our eight Cs and one which needs more attention. A second experiential activity crosses our chosen C with a current problem in our life. We will identify the parts involved in the problem and then bring in our chosen C, to see how our felt sense changes when the C is present.

Times worldwide: Click this link for your time.

Registration closes Monday, November 19th, 2018.

The video link will be an easy to use format called Zoom. You will need to have a computer/mobile device. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred. Please note that the class will be recorded and may be distributed to a wider audience. All registered participants will be sent a link to the video recording approximately two weeks following the course. If you are unable to attend in person, you will still be able to hear the class.


Annette Dubreuil, MBA, BSc, Focusing Trainer - Annette’s career has focused on advancing and disseminating cutting edge sustainability research and practice, most recently with Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission that is working to price pollution, especially via carbon pricing. Annette is a Certified Focusing Professional and developed body cards to record the felt sense with her Toronto community, led by Jan Winhall. In the past year she has co-taught four women’s classes that facilitate growth of the Self using the eight Cs of self-leadership. She enjoys yoga, rock climbing, cycling, and cooking.


Annette is offering this class to support The International Focusing Institute. This live online class is pay-what-you-can. The suggested payment for US residents is $30. If you need to give less, that's fine, but we do require each participant to give something. Please give extra if you can! Thank you for supporting the Institute.

PLEASE NOTE: After you register here, watch for an email with instructions to join the class.

Registration for this class is now closed.

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